1868 Dutton Pocket Map of Massachusetts

NewMassachusetts-dutton-1868
$250.00
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1868 Dutton Pocket Map of Massachusetts

NewMassachusetts-dutton-1868

Includes inset of Boston.
$250.00

Title


New Map of Massachusetts.
  1868 (dated)     20.5 x 30.5 in (52.07 x 77.47 cm)     1 : 427700

Description


This is a beautiful 1868 map of Massachusetts issued by E. P. Dutton and Company. It covers the entire state in beautiful detail and includes Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands. Rivers, towns, cities, and railways are noted, with elevation rendered by hachure. Offers color coding at the county level.

The map includes five insets in the lower left quadrant. These feature the plans of Salem, Springfield, Lowell, Worchester and Boston. A distance table is also included. The whole is surrounded by a beautiful border. Map is copyrighted to 1863. Issued as a pocket map by E. P. Dutton and Co. in 1868. Published at the Boston Map Store.

Cartographer


Edward Payson 'E.P.' Dutton (January 4, 1831 - September 6, 1923) was an American book publisher. Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Dutton was the son of George Damon Dutton and Mary Dutton. In 1852, Dutton founded the E.P. Dutton bookselling company in Boston, Massachusetts. Dutton initially sold fiction and nonfiction books, but soon included children's literature in his inventory. In 1864, Dutton opened a store in New York City and permanently moved his operation there in 1869. In that same year Dutton began publishing books. In 1888, Dutton began working with Ernest Nistor, and in 1906 Dutton struck a lucrative deal with the English publishing firm J.M. Dent to be the American distributor of the Everyman's Library. Even after his death, Dutton's company continued to grow prosper and is now an imprint of the Penguin Group. Dutton married Julia Maria Sleeper. Learn More...

Condition


Good. Some wear and toning along original fold lines. Left border and margin shows minor damage. Some foxing at places. Printed on thin paper. Top margin includes glued black tape, left margin includes white tape, not affecting printed image.

References


Rumsey 5227.000 (1869 edition). OCLC: 55645729. Boston Public Library, G3760 1836 .N4.